Nile Delta is enigmatic dancefloor wizard Joel Dickson, the man responsible for last year's "Channel/All this EP" on Cutters featuring Cut Copy's Ben Browning. It was an essential building block of DJ sets by the likes of Holy Ghost (DFA), Aeroplane and The Revenge. And now, as if inhabited by the spirits of the early house and techno pioneers, he has returned with a irresistibly potent dance anthem which excites as much as it surprises.
The aptly titled "Dance To the Rhythm" is definitely a nod to heroes of shadowy 90's dance such as Jeff Mills and Larry Heard. But with a foot firmly planted next to the current rising crop of UK production talent such as Daniel Avery and Julio Bashmore. Featuring staccato drum machine fills, classic analog bassline and siren-sounding future house sparseness, the A-side is purpose built for peak-hour jacking.
The B-side is (admittedly only slightly) more reserved, remagining the "Dance to the rhythm" as trucking late nite acid dub.
With another release due for Nile Delta in early 2013, this vinyl-only-gem is a tantalising hint of things to come. Now do as the man says, and "Dance To The Rhythm"!
Published: 29th November 2012